New Karate Kids Classes

Karate, kickboxing and martial arts based training not only offers a fantastic way to get fit and stay in shape, but also provides the opportunity to learn valuable self-defence techniques, as well as the means to overcome many fears and challenges whatever your age.

Dubai based professional MMA fighter and former international karate gold medalist Rafat Shawe, one of the fantastic martial arts talent to be based in the Middle East opens up his latest classes this coming January – with options for both adults and kids.

Rafat launches new classes at conveniently located James & Alex Dance Studios in Dubai Media City. The classes are scheduled as follows:

  • Kids Karate – Monday 5.00pm (1 hour) – for kids age 5-12 years
  • Kids Karate – Thursday 5.00 pm (1 hour) – for kids age 5-12 years

The kids karate classes cater to kids aged 5 to 12 and the classes are split into several age groups and play to the strength of each child, ensuring that all their needs are met.  The kids term starts on Monday 23rd January and term fees start from AED 1680.

Contact us on 04 4470 773 or email for further details.

New Kids Dance Term – Starts Jan 2017

We’re very excited to start registrations for our new 2017 Kids Dance Term, which will start Saturday, 7th January and run until Thursday, 22nd June.

We offer classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap & Musical Theatre.
SPECIAL OFFER – Avail 10% discount when registering your kids before December 31st (valid for Ballet, Contemporary Hip Hop & Tap)

Term Fees:
30-minute classes – AED 1,080
1-hour classes – AED 1,680

For more information, contact us on 04-4470773 or

Our Early Gift to You this December – Extended!

This December, we give you the chance to get more value for your money, by offering you a deal you can’t ignore…


Simply purchase a 12-class package before December 31st, and we’ll credit with the 3 additional classes automatically. It’s as simple as that 🙂

Terms & Conditions apply.

Timing & Musicality Workshop

Struggling with your salsa timing?

The ultimate workshop to teach you how to dance on time and with the music!

You will learn:
How to find the beat in salsa,
How to keep time with the music,
Understanding the differences between rhythm, timing and musicality,
Structure your dancing to fit the music,
Knowing when to shine and when to use partner work,

We will teach you the theory and give you exercises to put that theory into practice from a dancers point of view.

When: Sunday, 18th December. 8pm – 10pm
Cost: AED 95 per person

For further details or to book your place, please contact us on 04 4470773 or email us on

Our Early Gift to You this December!

This December, we give you the chance to get more value for your money, by offering you a deal you can’t ignore…


Simply purchase a 12-class package before December 15th, and we’ll credit with the 3 additional classes automatically. It’s as simple as that 🙂

Terms & Conditions apply.

Salsa Performance Course 2016

We are launching a brand new Salsa Performance Course, starting Saturday October 29th, for 8 weeks, from 6pm to 8pm. The course is designed for Intermediate or Advanced salsa students.

During the course, you will learn a brand new choreography taught by James and Alex, which you will get to perform at the Abu Dhabi International Dance Festival (5th to 7th January 2017).

Rehearsals will start on Saturday 5th November 2016 at 6pm and will run every week for two hours, for 8 weeks until the 17th December. We will also have a few rehearsals throughout the Christmas period, to get everyone who wishes to perform at the festival ready.

The cost of the performance course is AED 995. This will include the performance course, additional rehearsals and an evening festival pass for the night you are performing on. If you buy a full pass for the festival instead, the total cost of the course + pass will be AED 1,295.

For further details or to sign up, please contact us on 04-4470773 or email us at!

New Adults Ballet Class

Always wished you could be a ballerina? Or perhaps thought this was not you?

Why not give it a shot and try our new ballet classes we are launching on Saturdays. Starting October 1st, we will Holly Bennett with be conducting a new improver/intermediate ballet class and you don’t want to miss it.

Contact us on 04 4470773 for further details.

Free Dance Week 2016


FREE DANCE WEEK is back for the 4th year running 3rd to 10th September 2016! Get ready for a week full of energy, fun and passion!

Free dance week allows current and new students to get introduced to and experience a selection of new classes, giving everyone a chance to venture out of their comfort zone, and discover new dance horizons.

For an entire week, both kids and adults can take a variety of classes FREE OF CHARGE. Pre-registration is required for any NEW students and can be done from 25th August 2016. Any current or old students will not need to pre-register.

This year we are not pre-booking the individual classes. Each class will be on a first come, first served basis so we suggest arriving early for the class you wish to take.

Please note that with the exception of the kids’ classes, we are not accepting Free Dance Week bookings by email.

***Schedule is subject to change without notice.***


FDW Schedule


OUR SALSA COURSES ARE EXPANDING – Introducing Salsa Level 3.1 & 3.2 

Many of you have asked for higher level courses, so here they are! We are introducing Level 3.1, which will launch in January, and Level 3.2, starting February. Initially, these will be held on Tuesdays at 9pm, with Saturdays to follow in the near future.


In order to align all our classes, we are changing the structure of our rates and packages in the studio. Moving forward, drop-in classes will be AED 65 and the 12/24 hour packages will be available across all drop-in classes (The only exception will be Pole Fitness). This means the cost of Salsa, Bachata and Zumba classes will be increased, while all other classes will remain the same price.

On top of this, we are also introducing a membership/loyalty system, whereby any members will receive discounts across our group packages, courses, private classes and select retail products. Many of you will qualify as members already and your membership cards will be waiting for you to pick up from the reception next time you drop by!